tagged me. i fully expect ronebofh
to mock me for not listing enough things he's heard of. if anyone really wants to hear something i didn't link to, shoot me an email.
List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're any good (thank goodness they added this modifier), but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your LJ along with your seven songs.
1) (If i could) Walk away - slower -- Don Dixon
i first heard this song performed live by Marti Jones (Don's wife) probably 15 years ago, and i never have managed to shake it out of my head. i've also never managed to get a copy of her version (except an unsatisfying live track), but Don obligingly recorded two
versions on his latest. this is the slower version; it drags a little, but i like it better than the other because it's got more of that classic Dixon sound i fell in love with the first time i heard "Praying Mantis."
2) My Funny Valentine -- The Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker
Chet Baker on trumpet and Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax turn a jazz classic i've never especially liked into something transcendent. nothing short of brilliant.
3) Here I Be
- Five Fingers of Funktongodeon
turned me on to Pete Miser
, who did a trés cool CG video
. Five Fingers is one of his old projects. i just really like this track. no good reason. his latest CD
is really good. i listen to it a lot
. and i'm not a rap person at all.
4) A Shot In The Dark - Henry Mancini
i would like this to be my personal theme music. that is all.
5) Cause We've Ended As Lovers -- Jeff Beck
melancholy and beautiful. perfect for cold, gray rainy days. i notice i seem to be listening to a lot of really downbeat stuff lately.
6) Sascha -- Jolie Holland
this is just plain the most bewitching, sensuous music i've heard in a long time. the whole CD makes me feel like Doc Holliday sitting in a morphine haze on the front porch of a sleazy roadhouse on a languid August afternoon, staring out into the desert and hallucinating dancing girls among the tumbleweeds. only better, because i'm not dying of tuberculosis.
7) Holding Back
-- Scott Andrew
this song could have been written about me. it stabs me many times with a thousand tiny knives. i keep listening to it anyway. the salt in the wounds is that Scott is doing exactly what i stopped being brave enough to do ten years ago. ze irony! 'e is crushing!
, and anyone else who wants to play.